Shadowcrypt is an arcade-style dungeon crawler with tactical sword & shield combat. Your goal is simple - to find the Necromancer and defeat his horde of undead warriors through a series of labyrinthine rooms. Inspired by the combat mechanics of Zelda II: The Adventure of Link, Shadowcrypt is a short but challenging game with old-school gameplay reminiscent of the 8-bit era. Quick reflexes, timing, and keen observation of enemies are essential to survive the deadly catacomb! You can either choose to play with unlimited lives, or with only 3 lives for an extra adrenaline-filled experience.
I am pleased to announce that Shadowcrypt is now available on Steam, get it here!
Shadowcrypt started out as a personal project to tick a box on my childhood wish list, and Steam definitely wasn't part of the agenda. Having taken this very niche game this far along was certainly unexpected! Big thanks to those who have supported the game since its launch, and my humble gratitude to those who took time to let me know how much they enjoyed playing the game.
Current build is now up to version 1.3 and has 20 unlockable achievements, and a time-counter for speedruns. Achievements is implemented locally and is not dependent on Steam. As a staunch believer in what DRM-free games stands for, I had to make sure both versions have feature parity. A couple of players have mentioned about speedrunning which I thought was a great idea and perfecty fits the game's pacing, so a time counter ended up being included. The timer gets paused when the player dies or when the game is being paused. Here is a sneak peek of these new features:
An overall view of your achievements, accesible via the main menu:
The time-counter display sitting at the top:
Custom in-game achievement banner, independent from Steam's overlay:
Here is the full list of fixes and changes made since the game's initial release (version 1.01):
For those who already bought the game from itch.io, the Humble Store or via Humble Widget, you can claim your Steam key through the aforementioned places. If you can't see any keys, please contact the store's support page. More information about this can be found here.
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